Nico started at the beginning of 2019 at Metabolic as a Green Building Consultant. He focuses on the implementation of circular principles and system thinking in building projects, working with architects to create clear frameworks on how to design and realize the circular buildings of the future.
While undertaking a Masters in Architecture at the faculty of Architecture and the Built environment at the TU Delft, Nico became interested in using what he was learning to build a more sustainable world. This led him to further research the concept of systems thinking, and how to implement circular strategies in his designs. He wrote a thesis and created a roadmap on the perception of plastic waste in the built environment, using this research to design a building component made of recycled plastic to be implemented in a urban ecosystem in Amsterdam North as part of his graduation project.
After his graduation Nico worked at the AMS institute as a inhouse designer for the transformation of their office, where he helped design a circular meeting space. He also worked at the Centre for Sustainability of the LDE Alliance, where he was a program manager for research projects on inclusive circular design in metropolitan areas.
In 2018 he joined the Nationale Denktank, which focused on transitioning the Dutch Metropolitan Area into a circular state. Nico hopes to contribute to a circular society by taking a multidisciplinary approach and creating synergies between different fields of expertise and actors.